Project Management Fundamentals
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Project Management Fundamentals

Learn how to start, plan, implement, control, and close a project.
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Created by David Elsner
Last updated 9/2017
English
Price: $70
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 17 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the difference between the manager of a project and a project manager.
  • Develop the essential skills, knowledge, and competences to be an effective project manager or project team member.
  • Better manage engagements with Project Management Institute (PMI) standardized, generally accepted project management information, practices and principles.
  • Learn how to get a project started, how to define project goals and prepare a plan, what to do to implement the project plan, how to manage project changes, and how to document and close a project.
  • Understand key Microsoft Project concepts and skills.
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Requirements
  • Participants should be familiar with basic business concepts and business projects.
Description

Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling resources to achieve specific goals. The skills and methodologies of project management provide a foundation to make fact-based decisions that complete projects on time, within budget, and at the desired quality. Understanding the theory and fundamentals of project management is a prerequisite to successfully using project management software.

This course teaches the concepts of project management by providing the essential theory and skills of managing projects effectively. Key areas of project management covered include starting, planning, implementing, controlling and closing a project. You also have available to download a Project Management Toolkit consisting of standardized templates that can be used in your own projects.

Who is the target audience?
  • Business professionals who may be new to project management and need to prepare for and complete their first project, or experienced managers that want to formalize and increase their project management skills and competencies.
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
02:15:34
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Starting a Project
4 Lectures 16:22



Section Question
1 question

The Project Charter
05:38

Section Question
1 question
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Project Planning
8 Lectures 32:10
Project Planning
00:30

Initial Planning
05:22

Section Question
1 question

Identifying the Problem
04:33

Section Quiz
1 question

Scope, Objective, and Deliverables
03:17

Section Quiz
1 question

The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
06:09

Section Quiz
1 question

Resources
03:48

You are the project manager for a engineering project. When you need to get staff from the manager of the quality department, he suggests a few test engineers with performance problems for your team.

Which is the BEST response to this situation?

Section Quiz
1 question

Creating a Project Schedule
07:12

Section Quiz
1 question

Budgeting
01:19

Section Quiz
1 question
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Executing a Project
5 Lectures 36:56
Executing a Project
00:43

Carrying out the Project Plan
06:52

Section Quiz
1 question

Measuring Performance
06:51

Section Quiz
1 question

Managing Project Resources
04:39

Section Quiz
1 question

Communication
17:51

Section Quiz
1 question
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Managing a Project
5 Lectures 29:10
Managing a Project
00:43

Dealing with Project Changes
03:20

Section Quiz
1 question

Changing the Project Schedule
05:29

Section Quiz
1 question

Maintaining the Budget
03:29

Section Quiz
1 question

Dealing with Risk
16:09

Section Quiz
1 question
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Completing a Project
4 Lectures 15:40
Completing a Project
00:42

Lessons Learned from the Project
06:37

Section Quiz
1 question

Managing the End of a Project
05:54

Section Quiz
1 question

Archiving Project Information
02:27
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Resources
2 Lectures 01:40
Using Microsoft Project for Project Management
01:28

References
00:12
About the Instructor
David Elsner
3.7 Average rating
3 Reviews
15 Students
2 Courses
President, DHE Consulting

David Elsner has more than 20 years of business experience and is the President of DHE Consulting, providing training, consulting, and solutions to academic, government, and private sector organizations.

David has worked with many of the world’s leading organizations across a multitude of industries, including Retail, Automotive and Finance. His specialties lie in managing projects to implement solutions, guiding business leaders to make maximum use of their data assets, and developing cost-saving strategies, all with a focus of leveraging analytics to support successful, data-driven decisions.

An experienced lecturer and trainer, David provides analytical and professional classes to a wide range of academic programs and corporate clients, including the Rotman School of Management, the Ted Rogers School of Management, and the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario. He has taught business analytics to thousands of students over the past ten years.

David’s philosophy for training, consulting, and solution building is simple: focus on what’s important and leverage the power of vision. He’s passionate about competing on analytics and getting organizations around the globe to not only understand the power of analytics, but also how critical analytics are to their survival.

David Elsner holds Bachelor degrees in material engineering and economics and an MBA in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the University of Toronto.